Sickly turtle? *SOLVED*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MochaDuck, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. MochaDuck

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    Hi everyone. So I was walking my dog today and I found what looks like a newly hatched snapping turtle along the path. We left it alone aside from moving it further away from the path. Now that I look at it more, it seems to be sickly. It keeps its eyes closed, and doesn't move much. I do believe in letting wild animals stay wild, but I also think that as humans, we have a duty to care for our wildlife. Is it's behavior normal? If not, what should I do for it? Pictures coming later.

    Thanks all
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
  2. MochaDuck

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    Photo with hand is for size comparison.
     

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  3. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    It looks to be sunbathing. Just leave it alone and I wouldn’t worry about it.
     
  4. ellend

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    If the temp is low, it will be lethargic. Move it to shallow water with plants for protection.
     
  5. MochaDuck

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    Thank you all again for your help
    The turtle moved and I can't find it

    Be free Turtle!!!
     

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